ERIC Number: ED239139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of State and Area Agencies on Aging - 1981.
National Association of State Units on Aging, Washington, DC.; National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
This profile, written for national, state, and local professionals in aging, presents a broad overview of state and area agencies on aging as of 1981. This first report of the National Data Base on Aging (NDBA) contains the information generated by an initial survey of the entire network of state and area agencies. Subsequent annual reports will be based on information collected from one third of the area agencies. Information on the data base is provided in the first section. The second section of the report describes the organization, structure, characteristics, and funding of state units on aging, (based on the responses of 53 state units to the NDBA survey); state units are the unifying forces through which the broad policy objectives of the Older Americans Act (OAA) are functionalized. The third section of the report describes the organization, structure, characteristics, and funding of 530 area agencies on aging, which are public or nonprofit private agencies or organizations designated by the state to administer the OAA and its programs at the substate level. Section 4 of the report focuses on the providers and services for aging individuals discussing activities, funding, and service delivery sites. The appendices contain a listing of service definitions and the content of the NDBA. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Units on Aging, Washington, DC.; National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Identifiers: National Data Base on Aging; Older Americans Act 1965
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Gerontologial Society (29th, Albuquerque, NM, April 16-20, 1983).